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Château Dassault

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2018 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Smoke, licorice and espresso jump before you'll find the juicy black cherries. The wine is round, supple and oaky. Produced in a modern style, this is going to please some more than others. You will be able to enjoy this wine early. 90-92 Pts

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2016 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Incense, smoke, licorice, wet earth and ripe. dark cherries are all over the place here. The wine is ripe, fleshy and round with a silky, polished, espresso, vanilla and plum finish. Give it a few years for the oak to integrate and this will a very nice treat.

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Round, ripe juicy berries, licorice, fresh brewed espresso, plum and dark chocolate create the bouquet. In the mouth, the wine is lush, soft and round with loads of dark red sweet fruits, cocoa, licorice and coffee bean. Drink it young or age it for a few years.

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2015 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Dark in color, the texture is lush, the fruits are ripe, fat and juicy, there is weight and density, with a finish of dark cherries, espresso, chocolate, and coffee bean.

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Dark in color, the wine is lushly textured, with loads of fat, ripe, dark cherries, smoke, espresso and licorice. The round, finish is filled with dark chocolate, black cherry and coffee bean notes.

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Dark in color, with a lush, fat, ripe, fruit forward style, there is a blast of sweet, black cherry, dark chocolate, licorice and espresso in every sniff, sip and swallow.

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Plush, ripe and forward, this wine serves up a modern-styled blend of juicy, chocolate-covered cherries, licorice, espresso bean and smoke with soft, round textures.

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2014 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

A light breakfast of black raspberry jam and espresso on the nose, this wine is soft, polished and already easy to drink. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Spicy red berries, oak and fennel scents are enhanced by the mineral-driven, bright red berry and licorice finish. From a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Round, lush and approachable, that is, if you like sweet, dark, red fruits, vanilla bean, espresso and licorice. Give it another year or two.

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Medium bodied, dominated by juicy, ripe, red berries, anise and spice, this will drink well on release. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Successful for the vintage, licorice, black cherries, coffee bean and vanilla scents open to a medium bodied, round, spicy, red berry filled, forward wine.

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As of 2010, the wine has begun to see malolactic in barrel and is aged in 100% new oak. With an assemblage of 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with spice and red berries, has a medium body and ends with a slight dry sensation with kirsch and black raspberry. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Licorice, ripe dark berries, jam, coffee bean and earthy scents lead to a plush, ripe, juicy, delicious, plush textured wine that is one of the few 2010 Bordeaux wines that can be enjoyed in its youth.

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2009 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied with spicy red and black fruit, this lighter, traditional style of St. Emilion is tannic and dry in the otherwise, bright, fresh, tart, red fruit finish.

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2008 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

08 Château Dassault is made in a light, early drinking style of St. Emilion. The medium bodied wine expresses fresh berries with a touch of oak, finishing with a pleasing kirsch note. 87-89 Pts

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2006 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Developing nicely and drinking in a good spot today, that is if you like, licorice, truffle, espresso and juicy, round textured black plums in every sip and swallow.

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2005 Château Dassault  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied and displaying red and black fruit character, this slightly rustic wine ends with a bright, tart quality that others might like more than I did.

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